|Updated: 10/01/2010 4:09 pm
||Published: 10/01/2010 4:05 pm
CONWAY, Ark. (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey says 12 small earthquakes have been recorded in northern Faulkner County over a five-day period.
The largest quake had a magnitude of only 1.7. Its epicenter, as reported on the Geological Survey's website, was about a mile southeast of the town of Guy.
Researchers say quakes of 2.5 to 3.0 magnitude are typically the smallest felt by humans.
The swarm of small earthquakes began Saturday, with a 1.3-magnitude quake two miles south-southeast of Guy. Four more
followed on Sunday, including the 1.7-magnitude quake, also near Guy.
The agency recorded four more on Monday, one on Tuesday, one on Wednesday and one on Thursday, all in the vicinity of Guy except for Wednesday's 1.5-magnitude quake whose epicenter was put one mile northeast of Enola, which is about 12 miles southeast of Guy.
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